How does Dry Needling work?
As mentioned in my previous blog post, needles can be placed in or around various structures in the body depending on the desired response. When the fine, hair-like needle is inserted into a trigger point, a local twitch response can occur. This muscle twitch is a quick contraction reflex of the muscle that can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. Research has shown that when the twitch is achieved, muscle tension is decreased, a controlled inflammatory response occurs, there is a reduction in chemical irritation, flexibility improves and short term pain relief is achieved. A muscle twitch response is not imperative and is dependent on what structures are being treated.
Where can Dry needling be performed and what painful conditions can it help?
Dry Needling can be utilized as a treatment anywhere on the body by trained specialists, usually Doctors, Physiotherapists or Chiropractors. Dry needling has been proven by multiple studies and systematic reviews to help those suffering from chronic pain, neck pain, headaches, lower back pain, knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, sacroiliac joint pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis and many other common musculoskeletal conditions.
If you would like to book a Dry Needling treatment please call at 052 608 5262.